18-23 OCT   A CORUÑA

Mónica Mura

Monica Mura (Italy 1979). Interdisciplinary artist, performer and artivist. Dottoressa magistrale in D.A.M.S., Discipline dell’Arte, della Musica e dello Spettacolo with the speciality in Multimedia Language at UNITO Turin. In 2002 she studied at the Facultade de Xornalismo USC thanks to the Socrates/Erasmus scholarship. Since then, she lives and works building bridges between Spain and Italy. She is a member of the association MAV Mujeres en las Artes Visuales and of A Colectiva, Asociación Profesional de Artistas de Galicia and is a member of Womarts artists. She has participated in events to promote the visibility of women in cultural production and in projects to combat gender violence, including Violencia Zero and Compostela en Negro. She has been selected in calls for proposals in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Dubai, Ecuador, Argentina and Costa Rica, receiving awards, prizes, grants and residencies. Thanks to her work Sas Diosas. Miradas, sa arèntzia mea, she was chosen as an artist by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid to form part of Nos+Otras: en Red (2015-2017) a project integrated in the EducaThyssen Education and Social Action programme that received the Honourable Mention in the VIII Ibero-American Prize for Education and Museums. She has carried out her actions and exhibited her work in key contemporary art spaces and prestigious institutions such as: National Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, ARCO Madrid 2021, JUSTMAD 2022, Sala Alcalá 31, Cáceres Abierto 2021, Vostell Malpartida Museum, CGAC Centro de Arte Contemporàneo de Galicia, Centro Gaiàs da Cidade da Cultura, Festival C, MAC Contemporary Art Museum of A Coruña, Pontevedra Museum, Fundación Luis Seoane, Fundación Eugenio Granell, Sala Dogana-Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo Grillo Genova, XX Bienal De Arte de Cerveira, Museu José Malhoa de Caldas da Raiña, MIA Anywhere Virtual Museum, II Biennale della Fiber Art Sardegna. She also took part in several performances directed by Esther Ferrer at the Palacio de Velázquez of the Reina Sofía Museum. Her artistic actions have stood out for demonstrating the social impact that art can have in today’s society. The New Armour 2020, for example, explores the difficulties in maintaining the physical interpersonal distance necessary to counteract the spread of Covid-19. Her work (photography, soundscape, video, installation, action art, digital art…) has been presented at festivals, fairs, seminars and congresses such as the III Congreso Internacional Re-Pensar los Museos (Museo Thyssen), FUGAS E INTERFERENCIAS VI Congreso Internacional De Arte De Acción, (CGAC Santiago), CO(M)XÉNERO 4 Contra la desmemoria Seminario Permanente de Comunicación y Género (USC), IV Congreso De Arte De Acción (Bellas Artes UCM), Congreso de Xénero, Museos, Arte e Migración (RMPL), OBERTURA Festival de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid, Festival Miradas de Mujeres (Museo M. AR.CA.), the International Contemporary Art Meeting (ARTSevilla), the V National Artists Fair (Cultur3 Club Gijón), the WOS Festival (Cidade da Cultura de Galicia), PLATAFORMA performing arts festival and Culturgal 2020, among others. She has also been published in critical articles, books, research theses and art catalogues, and has been broadcast on specialised programmes such as ZigZag on TVG and La aventura del saber. LaBolsa on TVE. Her solo exhibitions include E ti que (de quen) vés sendo?, a multi-sensorial journey that reflects the evolution of the reflection on memories, genders and identities from the paradigm of Intersectionality. Since 2021, he has also had his own Virtual Gallery. Her work is part of public and private collections, among which are the collections of the Museo Provincial de Lugo and those of the Museo De Arte Contemporáneo MAC Fundación Florencio de La Fuente in Huete and the Museo MARATÈ in Isili, Sardinia, Italy.